Tom Brady played last season with a knee injury whose severity was unknown at time, but it’s been revealed that he had a torn MCL now.
During the initial stages of the offseason learnt that there was some injury which Brady had played with, but the whole situation was downplayed as a minor injury, something that could be easily recovered from in the offseason.
Then, things changed once more. The severity of the injury grew tremendously as Brady had to undergo surgery on his knee to fix his problems. Even then, the whole ordeal seemed minor and nothing that would’ve put any doubt into whether Brady would be ready for training camp.
However, recently, Ian Rapoport revealed that Brady had fully torn his MCL, an incredibly serious injury. The Tampa Bay Times and Rick Stroud were the first to reveal that Brady had torn his MCL.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 15, 2021
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Brady initially suffered a knee injury during his final season with the New England Patriots, but he chose to play through it during his first year in Tampa Bay.
The knee injury only worsened, and eventually it led to the torn MCL that we’re hearing about today. Brady would say about his injury:
“It was an injury I dealt with really since last, you know, April, May. I knew I would have to do something at the end of the year, and happy I did it, and it was probably something that certainly needed to be done, and there was a great outcome, so I’m very happy about that.”
The fact that Brady played the whole season with this injury is impressive enough. However, when you add in the fact that he threw for 4,633 yards, with 40 touchdowns and 12 interceptions and an additional 1,061 yards passing, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions in the postseason all while winning the Super Bowl is incredible.
Brady became the first quarterback to throw for 50 touchdowns (regular season and playoffs) and win a Super Bowl. So, will the injury hamper any playing time? Probably not. Brady showed up for the Buccaneers mandatory minicamp and barring any other setback, he should be good to go for training camp as well
And, well, you guys know Brady. If there’s a chance to play, he will play, and he will not let anything, not even a torn MCL get in the way. So, yes, he’ll definitely be back for week one.